Jenny Louise Marie Holy Cow!  It’s Wednesday night (again) and that means it’s time to link up with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s edition of Hodgepodge.  I always wonder what each week’s questions will bring and if I’ll be able to come up with an answer.  At one point, I wanted to be clever in my answers.  Now, I just try to get them answered and posted on time. 🙂  Clever seems to be a bit out of reach currently.  In any case, I am happy to join in the fun and see how everyone answers these questions. 1. What’s somethingRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  How are things in your world?  I am finding myself torn these days between making time to post ideas here for you or making time to actually DO things to post about!  Does that makes sense?  Anyway, one thing I always want to make time for is my book club.  I have always loved to read and I love that I have found friends who share that love with me.  I look forward to our monthly gatherings where we share our opinions about whatever we’ve read, catch up on life, and share a bottle or two of wine as well.Read More →

Here's how to make a fall floral arrangement to transition into the new season.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  I am so happy you stopped by today.  I am a little late in jumping into the Celebrating Fall Blog Hop, but wanted to join the fun anyway. 🙂  I was asked to share some sort of fall idea – decor, recipe, etc..  I really wanted to participate, but have not been ready for pumpkins — yet.  It’s still in the high 90s around here!  So,  today I’m sharing a floral arrangement I came up with for fall that’s not full of oranges and browns.  Instead, I’m easing into fall.  Maybe this faux floral DIY will inspire you to makeRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hi there!  I’m so glad you stopped by today.  I am R.E.A.D.Y. for fall!  How about you?   I love everything about it….football, booties, cooler temps, and pumpkin spice.  I also love that the change in the season means changing up the decor a bit.  Could use a little inspiration to help get it done?  Well, I’ve rounded up some great decor ideas to help you bring fall into your home. Let’s get this round-up started with one of the easiest things you can do to add a little seasonal pop.  An adorable printable printed on your home computer and framed isRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Good morning friends!  How are you?  I have to tell you, this Hodgepodge post almost didn’t make it.  It was almost deleted half way done because I couldn’t find the time to finish it.  Life is busy!  But, here I am linking up again for this week’s Hodgepodge with From This Side of the Pond.  Better late than never, right?   Anyway, it is Thursday and I am excited because that means it’s football night for son #3.  He is happy that he will be getting a lot of playing time and I will be holding my breath as he  tackles andRead More →

We took a family road trip and found some great games to pass the time.

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How are you?  We are settling into a new year’s school routine around here.  That means we are much shorter on time.  It also means I am fondly remembering our summer vacation.  If you don’t know, we took a family road trip this year.  you can read more about that here.  I smile whenever I think of how much fun we had and all the games we played.  If you’re anything like me, then you are all about making special memories with your family and sometimes it’s the smallest things that do that.  Like playing some games. Have you everRead More →

Our summer road trip included a stop at Crater Lake In Oregon.

Jenny Louise Marie Today I am continuing to share details about specific stops on our summer family road trip.  If you’re new around here, my family took a nine-day road trip through northern California and into Oregon.  It was amazing – not just from the scenery stand point, but also an amazing time for our family.  We made lots of memories.  I’ve been sharing details about each stop to help those of you who might like to visit the same part of the country.  Today is all about Crater Lake. If you are going to be visiting northern California, you owe yourself a trip aRead More →